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  • News | Nagano 1998

    Bjørn Daehlie ends his Olympic career in style at Nagano 1998

    Bjørn Daehlie competed at his last Games in 1998 in Nagano, at the age of 30. He had already racked up eight Olympic medals – including five golds – since Albertville 1992 Winter Olympic Games. In the snow in Hakuba, he won another four medals, including three golds, finishing on 22 February, the day of the Closing Ceremony, with an epic victory at the 50km finish line.
    22 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Cross Country Skiing, Norway, Nagano 1998
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Secrets of Nordic combined with “king” of the discipline Eric Frenzel

    Combining the intricate, detailed technique of ski jumping with the lung-busting, gladiatorial nature of cross-country skiing might seem like a challenge too far for many, but in three-time Olympic champion Eric Frenzel’s eyes it is exactly this dichotomy which makes Nordic combined the “king” of the winter sports. 
    20 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Nordic Combined, Germany, PyeongChang 2018
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    A legendary treble for Dario Cologna on 16 February 2018 in PyeongChang

    Switzerland won four Olympic gold medals in cross-country skiing - all thanks to Dario Cologna. In addition, the Santa Maria Val Müstair Champion accomplished a unique feat in the PyeongChang 2018 Games, winning the 15 km to become the first skier to make his mark three times over the same distance at the Games.
    16 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Switzerland, Cross Country Skiing
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    In love with Lausanne

    As people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day on 14 February, we look back at six special moments that we loved from the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020.
    14 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Lausanne 2020 flashback: Quotes of the YOG

    The Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) gave young athletes the chance to experience the Olympic spirit in Lausanne, and they had plenty to say about their experience. Here’s our selection of the most memorable quotes from the YOG.
    12 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Chamonix 1924

    26 January 1924: Charles Jewtraw was the inaugural winner at the Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix

    Today, we are celebrating the anniversary of the first gold medal given at the Olympic Winter Games on the morning of 26 January 1924 in Chamonix – for the 500m speed skating event, won against all expectations by the American from Lake Placid, Charles Jewtraw. Here is the first page in the record book containing the Olympic exploits accomplished over almost a century on the snow and ice.
    26 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Speed Skating, Chamonix 1924
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Norway’s Nordic mixed team gold is “almost” relaxing

    Victory for Norway in the Nordic combined mixed team event at the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games came with such ease on Wednesday that it could almost have been a practice run.
    22 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Nordic Combined, Norway
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    It’s good to talk for British bobsleigh hopeful Longden

    When Great Britain bobsleigh rider Charlotte Longden took up the sport last year she adopted a novel approach to racing from point A to point B.
    18 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Bobsleigh, Great Britain
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